I know I wrote about this yesterday, but it is so powerful, I cannot help myself. Over the last three months, I have been working with Parkinson’s sufferers and people suffering from other maladies. My consistent message to them has been “you have the power to heal yourself.”
I like to find analogies to make some of these ideas easier to put into practice because many people have explained to me that “you have the power to heal yourself” is nice in theory, but hard in practice…and how do you begin. I suggest that they look inside themselves to connect with their Inner Divine. I generally get the same response. This morning, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz popped into my head, and I am writing about her so she will leave and I can think about other things.
I believe when we are confronted with disease, we are scared and we feel lost, much like how Dorothy felt when she landed in Oz. Disease is a strange territory outside our comfort zone and we lose confidence in who we are and what we should do. So, what do we do?
We are not certain what to do, so, like Dorothy, we follow a path with the hope of finding the answers from somebody at the end of the path. Along the way, Dorothy asks a scarecrow with no brain what he thinks she should do, and Dorothy asks a tin man with no heart how she should feel, and Dorothy asks a lion with no courage how she should be brave on her journey. Clearly, she has lost confidence in herself…truly she is lost. She is so lost that she is willing to take a ride from a complete stranger who is supposed to fly her back to twister-ridden Kansas using a hot air balloon.
Finally Glenda tells Dorothy that she had the power to go home the entire time. Dorothy had the power to heal herself. My best guess is that if you go to the store and buy some ruby slippers, click your heels three times and say, “I don’t want Parkinson’s, I don’t want Parkinson’s, I don’t want Parkinson’s,” you still will have Parkinson’s.
However, if you periodically repeat to yourself, “I have the power to heal myself” and “I don’t want Parkinson’s” and “I don’t need Parkinson’s,” I believe you will be moving in the correct direction to finding your Inner Divine. You will be on your way to connecting with that something inside of you that you forgot was there or didn’t even realize was there…that inner something that has helped you overcome other obstacles in life because you had nobody to turn to but yourself.
You have the power to heal yourself!
All my best,